DeceptaToon: Mickey Mouse Transformer debuts in Japan

Depending on your nostalgic obsession (Disney fan boy, or Transformers geek), the new Mickey Mouse Transformer is either genius or the further erosion of a beloved robot franchise. This seemingly unholy alliance was on display at this week's Tokyo Toy Forum 2009.

Despite the cheese factor, the robo-Mickey actually folds up into a vehicle just like normal Transformers with a tiny Mickey Mouse peeking out at you from behind the steering wheel. The squeaky voiced, button-nosed, outerspace engine of destruction goes on sale in February for just 3,610 yen ($38.57) here.

Via IT Media